Healthy Living Club sets June programs

UPMC Altoona’s Healthy Living Club has scheduled the following educational programs and screenings for June.

Most classes are held at:

n Altoona Alliance Church, 3220 Pleasant Valley Blvd., next to Planet Fitness in the former Value City building.

n The hospital, 620 Howard Ave.

n Station Medical Center, 17th Street and Ninth Avenue

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n Healthy Steps in Motion is a fun, peer-led, weight resistance and strength training program. The classes meet at 8:15 and 10 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Abundant Life Assembly of God Church. No fee. Registration required by calling 889-2630 or 888-313-4665.

n Peripheral artery disease screening is offered by appointment only from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Vascular Institute, third floor, Outpatient Center at the hospital. No fee. For an appointment, call 889-2005 or 877-855-8152.

n “The Importance of Your Gynecological Checkup” will be presented June 9. Light dinner at 6 p.m., followed by program at 6:30 p.m. in the rotunda, sixth floor, Outpatient Center, at the hospital. No fee. Registration is required by calling 889-2630 or 888-313-4665.

n A free child safety seat checkup will be offered by appointment from 9:30 to 11 a.m. June 13 in the hospital parking garage, Blue Level. Look for the Safe Kids van. Call Safe Kids Blair County at 889-7802.

n Free osteoporosis screenings will be held by appointment only on June 13 at Station Medical Center, Imaging Services Department. For an appointment, call 889-2630 or 888-313-4665.

n A?parenting class will be presented by the Rev.?David Hammerle of UPMC?Altoona’s Pastoral?Care Department from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 14 in the Station Medical Center conference room (enter the K-4 entrance). Students are on their own for a one-hour lunch break. Registration is required by calling 889-2630 or 888-313-4665. A donation of $20 is requested but not required. This donation will go toward the support of Day One of Altoona, a nonprofit, faith-based counseling service.

This program focuses on successful parenting. It will discuss anger management, conflict resolution, when and how to confront someone, slowing anger in others and helping children manage anger.

Positive discipline patterns, learning to listen to children, and creating a pattern for family meetings will also be included. Offers 0.8 CEUs.

n Learn about the body’s vascular system through “Vascular Center: Behind the Scenes,” on June 20. Lunch at 11 a.m., program 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Altoona Alliance Church. No fee. Registration is required by calling 889-2630 or 888-313-4665.

n A Safe Sitter Class will be presented from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 24 in the rotunda. The fee of $25 includes materials, snacks and lunch. Registration is required by calling 889-2630 or 888-313-4665. Class size is limited. Certified Safe Sitter instructors will prepare adolescents ages 11 to 13 to baby-sit infants and young children in a safe, responsible and competent manner. Participants will learn basic child care and first-aid skills, keeping a house secure, how to prevent accidents and recognize common signs of illness and how to rescue a choking child or infant.